[Haskell-cafe] Looking for maintainers or comaintainers on my Haskell projects

Joe Hillenbrand joehillen at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 18:17:33 UTC 2017

I'm interested in co-maintaining path and ini

On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 9:18 AM, Christopher Done <chrisdone at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> The short version is: I’ve been battling RSI in my fingers for some years.
> I’m doing various things to mitigate that problem, but I have very limited
> finger bandwidth these days; enough to work at my usual pace at my job, but
> not much in the evenings and weekends, and so I can’t manage to do much on
> my hobby projects. I’m also not as motivated these days to work on my set of
> open source projects, and am turning my attention to different things. It’s
> not great, but that’s life.
> I don’t think that the users of my packages are getting the best
> maintainership deal. Rather than be “the absentee maintainer”, I’d prefer a
> straight-forward transition of maintainership or ownership to someone who
> can put the right energy and time in.
> In terms of packages, there are really two that have a significant
> maintenance burden and users aren’t being served very well:
> HIndent has a significant amount of issues opened for it regularly, and many
> of them require discussion and debate. If someone would like to become a
> co-maintainer, let me know. It may (eventually) make sense to move it to a
> more general GitHub organization like commercialhaskell or haskell.
> Intero, which seems to have been a success, has a pretty big maintenance
> burden on “this doesn’t work” kind of issues which require investigation.
> There’s some Emacs Lisp work to do on it, and some Haskell work on the
> intero binary, and a whole lot of platform-specific problems or tooling not
> working together. On the other hand people really like this project, and
> there’s a lot of tooling potential.
> If you want to take xeno and make it into a publishable package, please do
> so.
> The rest of my projects that are on Stackage are: labels, ace, ical,
> check-email, freenect, frisby, gd, ini, lucid, osdkeys, pdfinfo, present,
> pure-io, scrobble, shell-conduit, sourcemap, descriptive, wrap, path, weigh,
> haskell-docs, and structured-haskell-mode. If you’re interested in taking
> over or co-maintaining any of them, let me know. Some are interesting,
> others are boring, some are trivial.
> I have other packages on Hackage, but they’re mostly dead or experiments
> that don’t need maintenance anyway.
> I’ve started the process of adding or changing maintainers on my public
> services:
> Haskell News is now a GitHub organization. Luke Murphy is a co-owner, and
> has full access to the DigitalOcean account that is running the service. So
> if you want to work on that project, I’m not in the way.
> lpaste has been moved to its own DigitalOcean account too. If anyone is
> interested in taking over the project or co-running it, let me know.
> tryhaskell doesn’t really require any maintenance, but it’s also on its own
> DigitalOcean account now too.
> IRCBrowse is now on its own DigitalOcean account too. It requires
> maintenance once in a while. If anyone is interested in taking over the
> project or co-running it, let me know.
> Cheers!
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